Webster - Stanley Casimir Damian, age 94, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at Lanessa Extended Care in Webster, after an illness.
Stanley was born in Southbridge, a son of the late Stanislaw and Anna Damian. He was a graduate of Robert Cole Trade School. Stanley was employed as a machinist. He was a tool and die maker having worked on intricate parts which were used in the first moon landing in 1969. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II and he was inducted into the Silent Mysteries of the Far East, having crossed the 180th Meridian in 1946.
An avid sportsman in his younger years, he was a semi-professional baseball player, playing for the Polish Tigers and other teams. Stanley and his wife Rose loved to golf and they spent many pleasant moments together on the golf courses of Marco Island, Florida.
His wife of almost 50 years, Rose (Gasiciel) Damian died in 1997. He leaves a son, Father Rinaldo Damian, Chaplain at the VA Medical Center in Miami,FL.; a sister, Anne Baumeister of Manchester, NH; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Jessie Haskell of Maine.
A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at Saint Joseph's Basilica, 53 Whitcomb Street, Webster at 10:00 am on Friday, April 29, 2016. Celebrant will be his son, Father Rinaldo Damian. Calling hours at the Shaw-Majercik Funeral Home, 48 School Street, Webster are Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Burial, along with his wife, will be in the South Florida VA National Cemetery, Lake Worth, FL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Webster-Dudley Veterans Council, Veterans Way, Webster, MA 01570. A guest book is available at www.shaw-majercik.com for messages of condolence.